Originally Posted by chris123
I did think about loading the SIB upside down - the benefit of right side up is that I can load and unload single handed.
I don't think flipping it over will do much *while trailering*. The nose should be well within the wind shadow of the tow vehicle, so wind on the nose should be pretty well minimized.
I used to trailer my 14' Achilles with a pair of transom tie-downs, a strap across the tubes about 1/3 of the way back, and the winch strap and safety chain on the front handle. Never had a problem. I did make it a point to get a 2" wide strap to go across the tubes, and never cranked them really tight, as that strap was only to keep the boat in place if the bow attachments failed.
By consequence, I ran into the new owner last weekend while diving. He's doing everything the same way still.
Edit: If you carry the boat on, say the roof of your vehicle, flipping it over will have an effect.